For this week's vase, I wanted to use some of the lovely cool-coloured flowers that have begun blooming in the garden lately. It was the purple honeywort (Cerinthe major purpurea) that began the idea.
And then rose Sterling Silver also had blooms available for cutting.
And after last week's experiment with the white jasmine, I decided to slip in some pure white blooms from my potted florist's cyclamen. This has been a splendid plant, and I hope to oversummer it indoors once it goes dormant; I'm told this can be done! In the meantime, it continues to bloom its heart out.
Pale purple flowers are sprinkled all over the lemon thyme now, so that went in for foliage with a bit of extra bloom. I also transferred four stalks of now-dried Ozothamnus diosmifolius from last week's vase. Their little pearl flowers go just as well with this, and they have dried so nicely that I think I should cut some more to save back.
And then there was a tulip. Tulipa saxatalis is proving its mettle out in the garden: blooming with no significant winter chill and, at the moment, withstanding quite a bit of wind. As it is multi-flowered, I saw no harm in clipping a bloom for the vase, but it has not been so happy indoors. Perhaps it is just the lower light, or perhaps I simply waited too long to cut it. At any rate, I left it in the bouquet, where its light pink-purple seemed perfect anyway.
Taking the cool tones in a different direction, I used a stoneware pot that I made years ago. It is a soft blue-green, a colour derived from the presence of copper in the glaze.
This week's vase is being posted on Tuesday as I found myself out of camera battery yesterday. In the meantime, the roses opened a little further.
Linking with all sorts of March flowers at Rambling in the Garden, where Cathy kindly hosts this wonderful meme every week.